River Valley

Wed
04
Nov

Main Street Lansing prepares document highlighting town’s historic preservation

Main Street Lansing recently completed a document highlighting historic preservation in Lansing. Content in the 19-page PDF document focuses on the community’s six listings on the National Register of Historic Places, some of the many rehabilitation projects that have occurred in the past, and potential funding opportunities for those wishing to engage in historic preservation. The full document can be accessed at the following link: https://www.mainstreetlansing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Historic-Pr....

“It is our hope that this document can foster pride in the past while also inspiring future innovations,” shared Main Street Lansing Executive Director Andy Kelleher.

Wed
04
Nov

Driftless Birding Fest scheduled for November 13-14

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center in Lansing will host the Driftless Birding Fest Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14. The Driftless Birding Fest will include speakers, exhibits, and guided and self-guided field trips to area birding hotspots. The self-guided field trips will include the Brownsville, MN overlook, Stoddard, WI overlook, New Albin’s Army Road, Red Oak Road near Harpers Ferry and the Ferryville, WI overlook.

Friday, November 13 from 6-8 p.m. “Raptors of Iowa” will be presented at the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center. Following the presentation there will be an Owl prowl to find and hear owls on the bluffs surrounding the nature center.

Saturday, November 14 a guided field trip will leave the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center at 6 a.m. to travel to the Brownsville Shady Maple Overlook and return around 11 a.m. Binoculars, spotting scopes and bird identification will be provided during the guided field trip.

Wed
04
Nov

Lansing City Council holds pair of public hearings regarding property matters along South Front Street

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, November 2. Discussion centered around the consent agenda, citizen’s action and a public hearing concerning property owned by Les Askelson at 661 South Front Street.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from October 19, 2020, payment of claims, Marina Board minutes, Library Board minutes, and liquor license renewals for Coffee on the River, Milty’s and The Safe House Saloon. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda.

There was a public hearing started at 7:45 p.m. to discuss a shed in the City right-of-way at 409 South Front Street. The public hearing ended at 8:01 p.m. and a motion was made and seconded to approve the citizen’s action.

Wed
28
Oct

Main Street Lansing welcomes Moellers & Moellers Family Dentistry ...

Main Street Lansing recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony and First Dollar presentation for Moellers & Moellers Family Dentistry. Operated by the husband and wife team of Eric and Heather Moellers (Iowa natives and graduates of the University of Iowa), the Lansing clinic is a satellite location of their Decorah practice. It is located at 267 Main Street in the former Lansing Dental Clinic, which was operated by Bruce Carlson.

Described by Eric as “a mom and pop dental shop,” the Lansing location employs eight people in addition to Eric and Heather. “Many small towns are losing dentists,” said Eric, “and we are proud to keep a dental practice operating in Lansing.”

Wed
28
Oct

Main Street Lansing to offer one-on-one business coaching

The year 2020 has been an unprecedented time to be a small business owner; each month seems to offer a new challenge for small business owners to overcome. To help businesses continue to move forward, Main Street Lansing is excited to offer virtual one-on-one business coaching to any business within the Main Street Lansing program boundaries (or, in the case of potential start-up businesses, any business that intends to locate within the Main Street Lansing program boundaries).

This coaching is absolutely free of charge due to Lansing’s status as a Main Street Iowa community; this program normally costs $300 annually per person. The service, called the Small Business Lab, is offered through a partnership with Main Street Iowa, Main Street America and the Rural Ideas Network.

Wed
28
Oct

Lansing City Council meets in regular session

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, October 19. Meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda and Parks report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from October 5 and Parks Board minutes from October 12. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the consent agenda.

The council approved the retainage payment to Bacon Concrete of Postville for work done on the Clear Creek FEMA Project pending there being no claims filed against the project within 30 days. Should there be no claims, that Payment #6 check will be written in November.

Maryann Baldwin has renewed her term on the City of Lansing Parks Board. A motion was made and seconded to approve her term renewal and the Parks report. The council also approved updates to be completed on the computer server at the City Clerk’s office.
 

Wed
21
Oct

Allamakee County Community Foundation funding supports splash pad construction in New Albin

In the midst of the pandemic summer, Allamakee County families were able to enjoy a safe, socially-distanced new outdoor opportunity. The New Albin Splash Pad, a play space that sprays, dumps, splashes and shoots water, opened in late August with an abundance of support from local residents and organizations, including the Allamakee County Community Foundation.

“The first day we opened the splash pad, it was almost 100 degrees outside, and children really flocked to it,” said Betsy Whitlatch of the New Albin Improvement League (NAIL), which organized the project. “We’ve heard great feedback that younger kids and older kids all have something engaging to play with on the splash pad.”

Wed
21
Oct

Iowa Hunters Education Field Day and Youth Pheasant Hunt set for Saturday

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) and the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club will be hosting a Hunters Education Field Day Saturday, October 24 at the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club in Lansing from 8-11 a.m. This will be a field day course to complete online hunters education requirements for anyone 17 years of age or younger.

Attendees must bring with them a certificate of completion of the online Iowa Hunters Education Course. To register for the field day, go to https://register-ed.com/events/view/162870. Registration for the field day is limited to 20 students. For more information on the Hunters Education Field Day, contact the Allamakee County Conservation Board at 563-538-0403.

Wed
21
Oct

Cancellation of events leaves Friends of Pool 9 with large inventory of merchandise

With the year 2020 being unprecedented and unpredictable in so many aspects, the one thing that has remained constant is the mission of the Friends of Pool 9 (FOP9) organization. Since 2006, Friends of Pool 9 and its over 800 members have worked diligently to preserve the environment  of the Mississippi River within its boundary, educating young and old about this topic and promoting safe and responsible recreational use of the river.

Each year, FOP9 has sponsored activities such as a Mississippi Adventure Day for students, scholarships, spring river clean-up and island tree planting, to name just a few. Most recently, a team of members has been working to create a “no wake” zone that runs the length of the Lansing shore line.

Wed
14
Oct

Iowa Hunters Education Field Day and Youth Pheasant Hunt set for October 24

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) and the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club will be hosting a Hunters Education Field Day Saturday, October 24 at the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club in Lansing from 8-11 a.m. This will be a field day course to complete online hunters education requirements for anyone 17 years of age or younger.

Attendees must bring with them a certificate of completion of the online Iowa Hunters Education Course. To register for the field day, go to https://register-ed.com/events/view/162870. Registration for the field day is limited to 20 students. For more information on the Hunters Education Field Day, contact the Allamakee County Conservation Board at 563-538-0403.

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